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Century Constantinople Basilica Cistern "basilica" cistern dating from the century to the water supply in Constantinople

Basilica Cistern(yerebatan sarnıcı):  not much to it, but pretty cool to see and worth the 10lira.

Basilica Cistern Hagia Sofia, Istanbul in Turkey (yerebatan sarnıcı)

İstanbul Yerebatan Sarnıcı ve Medusa nın başı sütunu

Things to do in Istanbul – Visit the Underground Cistern Basilica. The columns, were recycled from the Roman era. See the columns supported by giant Medusa head.

Basilica Cistern - Istanbul, Turkey This is one of the most magical places in Istanbul and it's underground!!!

Basilica Cistern Istanbul September 2014 The pillars were taken from other sites so are not all the same. Basilica Cistern, 138 x 65 m, supported by 336 marble columns, Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica cisterns (Yerebatan Sarnıcı), Istanbul “Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’entrate.” Chapter 90

The ancient Roman cisterns beneath the palace walls. A surreal walk through a flooded temple. The Green head of the Medusa sits at the bottom of one of the columns. By far one of the coolest places I've ever been to.

Istanbul. Citerne Basilique / Yerebatan Sarayi

Istanbul cistern, medusa pillar Chtonic monster “The finale.” Super creepy to me now!

Istanbul - Basilica Cisterne

Medusa pillar, Basilica Cistern ~ The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath Istanbul. Before being converted to a cistern, a great Basilica stood in its place, built between the and centuries.

Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, Turkey. Always a highlight on an Istanbul trip. Amazing place, but watch how you walk.

A Medusa head column supporting the cistern in the Etruscan Bronze Age Capital city Iliad, modern Istanbul (featured in "Inferno" by Dan Brown)